Item is a letter addressed to Pauline Alward from Alma F. Law, Executive Secretary of the New Brunswick Association of Registered Nurses. During this time, Alward was on staff at the Moncton Hospital and had become president of the Local Chapter of the New Brunswick Association of Registered Nurses, which hosted the annual provincial meeting in October 1950. This letter commended the success of the event.
Item is a letter signed by Dr. George Gass dated November 12, 1952, which stated that Pauline Alward was “of good character and does not belong to any group or association advocating overthrow of Constitutional Government”. During the McCarthy era, this type of recommendation would have been required in order to move to the USA to work.
Item is a letter addressed to Pauline Alward from Dr. William F. Reinhoff, one of the surgeons that Pauline scrubbed for while taking her course at John Hopkins Hospital. The letter thanked her and included payment for the threading of intestinal needles for him to take on a trip to London for doing surgeries. Original envelope is included.
Item is a letter written to Miss Anne DeWolf RN, the Director of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, from John C. MacKenzie, MD. He requested an application form for Pauline Alward to attend a course at John Hopkins, as the Moncton Hospital at that time was without an administrator or a director of nurses. In the top left corner, Mr. MacKenzie has written, “Miss Alward – For your information. Best of luck, John C. Mackenzie”.